It was set to be a 40-minute interview with the Vanguard Political Desk that commenced shortly after 10 p.m. in the Governor’s Office in Ado Ekiti last Tuesday. However, as Governor Kayode Fayemi churned out statistics on his adventure in the Ekiti political turf, the time keeping Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, lapsed in his duty as the interview stretched beyond the hour.Read More →
Last Thursday, All Progressives Congress, APC, held its inaugural National Summit in Abuja. The day heralded the beginning of journey to a new agenda with esteemed speakers and panelists as well as a long list of skilled, capable contributors who attended the event.Read More →
That Governor Olusegun Mimiko is five years in the saddle as the elected Governor of Ondo State is no news. It is equally no news that Mimiko is the first elected Governor of Ondo State whose second term election still remains standing.Read More →
It was an unprecedented gathering in the pristine Nigerian capital, Abuja that Monday morning in the first week of February, 2114. President Laide Uba was flanked by all six governors of Nigeria in the newly refurbished inner office of the presidentRead More →
A good name is better than gold and silver,” so says the Yoruba proverb. Your family has traded its good name for gold and silver in ill-gotten wealth. You have no one but your late ‘Sani the devil’ father to blame for that. You should ipso facto direct your misguided venom to the appropriate quarters – your homestead!
WHEN the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF) was established on February 24, 2013, it emerged on Nigeria’s political horizon as a child of circumstance facing an uncertain future.
It came at the time that the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) was waxing strong as a united body and keeping the Presidency on its toes on matters affecting the states, the governors themselves and the polity.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to profit to the maximum from Ukraine’s turmoil by implementing the de-facto annexation of Crimea at high speed to wrong foot an indecisive West, analysts said.Read More →
President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that he does not own any bank account or property outside the shores of NigeriaRead More →
Mr Ben Nanaghan is a Media Consultant and a public affairs commentator. In this interview, he explains why President Goodluck Jonathan should be given a second term.Read More →
Senator Yisa Braimoh represented Edo North in the Senate from 2007 to 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was vice chairman of the Committee on Culture, Tourism and National Orientation. In this interview with select journalists, he speaks on recent rumblings in the Senate and the National Conference among others.Read More →
‘The truth is that if you know where we are coming from, in terms of the politics of the state, then you will know what this means to us,” the Delta State commissioner for information, Mr. Chike Ogeah remarked recently in response to the recent flow of awards to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.Read More →
FROM the lips of some eminent Nigerians came commendation, yesterday, for the appointment of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Kutigi, as chairman of the National Conference.Read More →
Following the Open Letter written by Sadiq Abacha which lashed Professor Wole Soyinka over his remarks on why he boycotted the Centenary celebrations which he called an insult to “share an award with Abacha”, writer and critique Ayo Sogunro has come to the defense of the Noble Laurette in an open letter to Sadiq Abacha.Read More →
An open letter supposedly written by Sadiq Sani Abacha and shared by his sister Gumsu Sani Abacha on her Facebook wall in response to Professor Wole Soyinka’s remarks that it was an insult to share an award with their father Sani Abacha at the just concluded Centenary celebrations.Read More →
WITH less than four months to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State, the major political parties are making frantic efforts to outwit one another ahead of the polls. The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP and the Labour Party, LP, are presently the frontline political parties that will slug it out at the polls.Read More →
I am quite sad because it is an evidence of a country that lacks the discipline to appreciate that building a nation is not a single man’s job or a job of a generation. To design something requires energy and time. When I participated in 2005, I was quite enthusiastic even though I protested to General Obasanjo that I was not a lawyer and didn’t see the capacity in which I could contribute to the conference. It was for me a wonderful learning opportunity.Read More →
For you to get any thing right, the process and the substance must be right. If the process is right and the substance is wrong, you will get the wrong answer, you will get the wrong goal. If the process is right and the substance is wrong, you will not get something good. So, if you must get everything right, the process and substance must be right.Read More →
But looking at the elected governors, starting from Alhaji Lateef Jakande, he was NOT elected on the basis of his faith, rather, on the basis of what his party, the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN), had to offer. No issue of religion at all. The majority of the electorate voted for Alhaji Jakande even in 1983 before the military forcefully took over from politicians.’’Read More →
It is a very interesting time in the nation and the National Assembly. As a former spokesperson of the House of Representatives who had the privilege of being exposed to the welter of forces within that clime, I can say that on one side the development portends a positive impact for the country and governance and, on the other side, it has a preponderance of negative impactRead More →
It is a welcome, visionary and positive step taken by President Goodluck Jonathan at this time in the history of our country. Besides the seeming resentment in some quarters, I am happy that the vast majority of Nigerians are embracing it and willing to participate.Read More →
After 17 years of legal fisticuffs over who is the rightful successor to the late Isesele Obiefo II, the Onojie of Ewu Kingdom in Eastern Local Government, Edo State, who died in 1997, the Court of Appeal on February 14 ruled that Jafaru Isesele I is the legitimate successor. In this interview, the Isesele I spoke on the genesis and effects of the crisis on Ewu Kindgom and how he would make amends.Read More →
We have been together for the past 100 years. It was in 1914 that Lord Lugard amalgamated the Northern and the Southern protectorates. Don’t ask me why the amalgamation because I do not want to dwell on that. But firstly, it is apt to note that there was a true federation particularly in 1961.Read More →
THE new national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu‘azu has been all about trying to recover grounds and goodwill lost to the opposition during the traumatic Tukur yearsRead More →
But we are in the Senate; it is fair to tell our colleagues our position. That is all. But to say that we are playing to the gallery is very unfair to us. We are serious minded people who have gone through the needs of the Senate.Read More →
The judgment that was delivered by the Local Government Election Petition Tribunal following the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State was accepted by us with some mixed feelingsRead More →
It was undoubtedly one of the most visible acts of political grace when Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State joined many others to thank God on the miraculous survival in an auto accident of one of his most formidable critics, Barrister Ken ImasuagbonRead More →
‘I AM visiting the national leader of the PDP. Baba and myself are in the PDP,” Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal said last weekend as he touched base with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the latter’s Abeokuta residenceRead More →
Amidst all odds, the President has performed credibly well in the area of power and infrastructure development, youth empowerment/ Job Creation (U-WIN initiative, SUREP, and others) etc. I opined, he should be given another opportunity to complete the good works he has started.Read More →
In 2007 I contested under the platform of the Peoplesf Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo North Senatorial District. Four of us were in the race but it was unfortunate that the PDP rigged for an unpopular candidateRead More →
RESPITE appears far from sight for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State ahead of the 2015 elections. Stakeholders and factions of the party have renewed hostilities in the battle for the soul of Ogun PDP.
An end to the trouble is far from sight as many factions have come up to challenge the current executive of the party.
Frictions had long been expected in many state chapters of the All Progressives Congress, APC as a result of the melting of strange elements. While many other states are still containing their issues, the frictions in Nasarawa State seem unendingRead More →